No plea entered, as the defendant is so clearly guilty as charged.
Sentenced; to wear it during a humid 37C day and attempt to look cool, calm and collected for a picture.
Verdict for that one; hmmm... what do you think?
OK, I've made another loose 'n light little triple collared shirt. Again?? And so soon after the last effort? I seeeee. Shouldn't you be starting on some of those (ahem) piles of other new patterns, awaiting your attention?
Well those three collars were just begging to be constructed in three different colours, no? I was simply itching to give it a try... and after all that Christmas shirt-making I had just the right selection of leftover scraps to piece together what I envisioned would be a kinda cool look. Not just tri-coloured collars, but a tri-colour shirt, like allover...
I really like this sort of patched look. The blocks of various blues together reminds me of those refashioned denim jeans garments that you see; made of cutting up and re-patching together old blue denim jeans to give a mixed up patchwork of varying shades of indigo. It also reminds me a little of another look I admired in Celine pre-fall 2011, below. Still going with that refashioned denim jeans vibe; I've topstitched all the seams in orange.
The shirt is all shot cotton, bought here. The left front and right back are Sky, the leftovers from this shirt, and the darker blue sections are True Cobalt, the leftovers from this shirt. The right front and left back are of a very pale blue named Ice; and technically speaking this might not qualify as a leftover scrap. I bought this about two years ago with the original intention of making another shirt for Craig, but the very pale baby-blue colour did not find favour... so I have gradually been using it up bit by bit for facing, pocket and lining purposes in other projects, but so far it has not been used in any publicly viewed part of a garment! I managed to cut the pieces for this shirt out of what is left after all that nibbling. So, does that make it a leftover, or not??
This cotton is thicker and more robust than the thin voile I used for my first cafe latte version of this shirt pattern, so the collars do not sit as flat together. But on the other hand, the snaps on those buttonbands feel a lot more secure, and less likely to rip the fabric. Speaking of the buttonbands; I wanted the third blue fabric to feature here, so the four of them have been constructed as separate wraparound bands that sit up over the body of the shirt. That took a bit of extra fiddling and measuring, but nothing drastically difficult.
(below right; from Celine pre-fall 2011, source)
All the seaming in the body of the shirt is flat-felled, and the raw edges of the armhole facings have HongKong finishing, using bias strips cut from the Ice shot cotton.
Shirt; Vogue 1248, different shades of shot cotton, in Ice, Sky and True Cobalt, my review of this pattern here
Skirt; Vogue 1248, cotton voile, my review of this pattern here
Thongs; ?? crappy blue and white rubber things nicked from my son's wardrobe. I think he must have grown out of these years ago...